MGMT301-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Leading Change and Innovation

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


This course gives a systematic overview of the theories, frameworks and tools for leading innovation and change in organisations.

This course focuses on change that organizations go through. We focus on micro, meso and macro aspects of change. The course focusses on applying fundamental philosophical underpinnings of change management to real case study. During this course, students will be working with ZURU Company to develop solutions for one of the three challenges that the company set up.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT301S1 is:
Lectures 24
Individual Literature Review 25
Group Assignment 40
Group Case Competition 25
Lecture Preparation 36
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:
  • Understand and critically examine key concepts and theories in change management.
  • Analyse and synthesise the factors that impact change within organizations globally.
  • Critically apply the appropriate theory or concepts to a given change management challenge.
  • Recommend appropriate change strategies based on an appropriate application of theory, or concept to a change management challenge.
  • Demonstrate team problem-solving and professional presentation skills on change management issues.
  • Write a clear, well-structured, professional analysis on change management challenge in an organisation.

    Learning Objectives, BCom
  • Students have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.
  • Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.
  • Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.
  • Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
  • Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

    For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.




Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT301-22S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Anna Earl


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual Literature Review 25 Mar 2022 30% Individual Lieterature Review
Group Report 20 May 2022 40% Group Report
Group Case Competition 02 Jun 2022 20% Group Case Competition
Individual Participation 10% Weekly (in class)

There are three pieces of assessment for this course:

Assessment 1:
First is an individual piece of assessment. This needs to be completed by yourself, without consulting anyone.

Assessment 2:
Second is group assessment, where you have to collide your individual literature reviews and work on one of the following challenges based on the case study that ZURU provide:

1. Inflationary pressures and retail price increases: state of the landscape in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand. Across fast moving consumer goods and toys

2. Freight & logistic constraints: research into best in class examples of how business have been agile in adapting to these challenges through COVID. Strategies that other companies have implemented and how they can be applied to FMCG/Toys

3. Manufacturing landscape: moving from globalisation to localisation. A look at industries moving out of China for production- and where they are best gaining efficiencies by market.

You can choose your own groups within first two weeks of the semester. If you have not formed a group within first two weeks, you will be assigned to a group randomly in week 3 of the course. Group assessments need to be completed based on discussions in your group. Each group will submit only one completed output. Details can be found on Learn.

Assessment 3:
This is a group pitch of your proposed solution to ZURU. Each group needs to develop a poster and a 60 second presentation, during which your idea needs to be sellable. This will be done during a symposium, where each group will present to everyone who is attending. ZURU will provide sample of the toys that we can display at the symposium, so students are welcome to invite their families to come and support them, as well as young siblings that might enjoy playing with the toys.  

The winning team will receive a prize from ZURU including a ZURU hamper (including Edge products) and internship interview opportunities.

The marks for each piece of assessment may be standardized before a final grade is determined.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to,
informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

The assigned readings for each week are availalbe on LEARN


Class Representative
A class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class.   Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep.  Their email can be found on Learn.  The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.

Departmental Academic Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page
General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $845.00

International fee $3,975.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship .

All MGMT301 Occurrences

  • MGMT301-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022